Once again, Cam Newton wasn’t at practice again for the Carolina Panthers. The star quarterback continues to nurse a foot injury.
Newton has dealt with a bunch of injuries throughout his career, but the latest issue has lingered for the past month. During Carolina’s matchup against Tampa Bay, he struggled to move around the pocket.
This injury originally occurred in the preseason for Newton. At the time, the team didn’t believe it would be a long-term issue for him.
With the third weekend of the season almost here, it sounds like Newton isn’t going to play this Sunday.
Since Newton hasn’t practiced at all this week, Kyle Allen is likely going to be named the starter for Week 3.
Allen started the final week of the season in 2018 for the Panthers, finishing the game with 228 passing yards and three total touchdowns.
Cam Newton not at practice again, #asexpected. Kyle Allen, you’re up.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 19, 2019
It’s pretty clear that Newton isn’t the same player he was during his MVP campaign. His accuracy has fallen off a cliff and he’s not making plays with his legs.
The best course of action for the Panthers might just be to keep Newton off the field until he’s ready to play his style of football. However, there’s no telling how long he needs to make a full recovery.